Landscape Ecosystem Management

Bachelor of Environments

Landscape Ecosystem Management major is designed to give you an understanding of the living and social systems required to plan and manage a range of outdoor environments – from urban parks to wilderness areas. Explore the physical and social components of landscapes – the flora, fauna, soils, water and people, and the complex relationships between them.

You will gain an understanding of ecosystems in the context of management issues and strategies while learning how to manage and protect landscapes, thereby generating positive change.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to address issues surrounding urban and rural parks, bushfires, conservation and restoration, and sustainable use of forests and other natural resources.

Practical exercises are also included in this major, such as fieldwork through our heritage-listed gardens at the Burnley campus, providing you with solution-based experience.

HONOURS

Once you complete your major in Landscape Management you will have the option of undertaking a fourth-year honours program which includes a research project. Entry to honours is based on undergraduate results.

Course Plans

The Landscape Ecosystem Management Handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the Landscape Ecosystem Management major. Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

Students completing an earlier version of this major (with studies commenced prior to 2016) should refer to the Landscape Management sample course plans.

Commenced 2016

Year 1
Semester 1

ENVS10012 Changing Melbourne

ENVS10001 Natural Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

ENVS10002 Reshaping Environments

Urban Environments OR Governing Environments OR Productive Environments

Level 1 Environments elective

BIOL10001 Biology of Australian Flora and Fauna

Year 2
Semester 1

EVSC20001 Leaves to Landscape

Major Elective

Environments Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

ECOL20003 Ecology

EVSC20002 Soil and Water Resources

EVSC20005 Contested Resources

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

ENST20001 Human Behaviour and Environment

Major Elective

Environments Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

EVSC30007 Integrated Landscape Problem Solving

(capstone)

Major Elective

Environments Elective

Breadth OR
Environments Elective

  First-year subjects   Major subjects   Elective subjects   Breadth subjects   Free points

Environments Electives

Environments electives are subjects approved as Environments discipline subjects in the Bachelor of Environments. The full list of Environments electives is available here.

Breadth

Students should refer to the Bachelor of Environments Handbook entry for details of breadth requirements and to access a complete listing of available breadth subjects.


Career Outcomes

Through its emphasis on solution-based learning and practical fieldwork, the Landscape Ecosystem Management major leads to employment in the landscape, horticulture or natural resource management industries. Or you may wish to pursue graduate study or research in areas such as the environment, forest ecosystem science or urban horticulture.

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